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Unbeknown to me, my married tenants have split up at some point and she has just remarried someone else and they are both now living in my property. I have a joint tenancy in the names of Mr and Mrs XXXXXXX and have done for 3 years. It has been renewed every 12 months and supposedly Mr and Mrs XXXXXXX have been signing it. It was only renewed in April 2015 and I made a point of asking her if there were any changes. I had been made aware via facebook and the council phoning me to ask who was living in my property as Housing Benefit was being paid, that she was not living with her husband, but a new partner I have just found out via Facebook that she has married her partner and that Mr and Mrs XXXXXX are now living in my property and not Mr and Mrs XXXXXXX. She hasn't told me of any changes in occupiers, is the tenancy agreement now invalid? and how do I go about changing it? .... Would I want to? A letting agent vetted Mr and Mrs XXXXXXX and there are guarantors in place .... I don't want to add Mr XXXXXX to the tenancy without credit checks etc... Did the tenancy end when Mr XXXXXXX moved out?
Sorry Thomas for the delay in getting back to you, I have been having problems with the website
No Mr Priddey (now her ex husband) has not surrendered the tenancy
He has supposedly, been initialling and signing the new tenancy agreement each year and his signature witnessed, but not by me. I have never met him as all checks etc were done through a letting agent
What if Mr Priddey (now ex husband) has not been signing the agreements and it has been signed in his name without his knowledge?
I don't mean to be untrusting, but she fraudulently claimed Housing Benefit .... I'm guessing when 'ex' left. This came to my attention when the council phoned asking who lives in the property as they had Mr Sutton (now new husband) living there whilst she was claiming as a single mother
So the fact that the tenancy agreement is in the names of Mr and Mrs Priddey and there is now a Mr and Mrs Sutton residing, does not make the tenancy agreement invalid?